NCCU Now Winter 2020 Alumni Magazine

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NEWS I EVENTS I IN MEMORIAM

SARAH WILLIAMS I

Founder of The Esteem Program

’18 I Sarah Williams founded The Esteem Program in Raleigh to help young girls develop self-worth. Williams holds a master’s degree in career counseling from NCCU. Her six-week program is offered to girls ages 10 to 15 and includes guest speakers, educational sessions and group discussions.

Photo courtesy of Tamisha Diaz of DVOC Photography

ALUMNI HIGHLIGHTS I ’69 I Judge Brown, a native of Bethel, N.C., was named as Volunteer of the Year by LeadingAge retirement community in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Brown, a retired Fort Dodge High School teacher, has donated time to the facility for 12 years. 44 I NCCU NOW I WINTER 2020

I ’88, ’90 I Linda Strong-Leek, Ph.D., was named provost for Berea College in Berea, Ky., and is the first African American to serve as a senior academic administrator at Berea College.